ATP matters because every single cell in our bodies is fueled by it and by it alone.
If I have to pick an ignorant/lazy person in this debate, it would be the one making spelling mistakes.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
bloodorchid is always right
"However, when hormones such as epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) or glucagon are secreted in response to low levels of glucose, this triggers an intracellular secondary messenger cascades that phosphorylates hormone-sensitive lipase to break triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids for use in metabolism, a process known as lipolysis."
Fatty acid metabolism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The following hormones induce lipolysis: epinephrine, norepinephrine, ghrelin, growth hormone, testosterone, and cortisol."
Lipolysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gorbag or BestBetter: What amount of adrenaline is actually necessary for the conversion of protein to glucose? (Advance apologies if that's also common knowledge). And for what period of time after beginning a ketogenic regime do dieters exhibit increased serum adrenaline?
Which is why we both love and hate good ole Wikipedia. Its a very general entry without any consideration of context. Its an entry about lypolosis in general (which everyone does rely on almost exclusively as they sleep)....guess sleep raises adrenaline! Really some people will have raised adrenaline and some won't. It will depend on other factors such as eating at caloric maintenance or surplus vs eating to lose weight, adaptation to the state of ketosis, and of course biochemical individuality and previous health issues. Tthere is no way that you can say "ketosis raises adrenaline" as a rule unless you are talking about a specific individual that you have tested... then you can say "ketosis has raised adrenaline for you under these particular circumstances".
Last edited by Neckhammer; 02-25-2013 at 08:07 AM.